Root canals can make patients feel anxious if they don't know what to expect from the procedure. One of the most common myths or misconceptions about root canals is that they are painful.
Pain During Root Canal Therapy Is a Myth
In fact, with modern anesthesia, most patients are surprised by how little discomfort they feel. Most people who need a root canal are usually already experiencing pain from the infection; root canals can end that pain and discomfort. The longer a patient waits to get treatment, the longer they live in pain, and the harder it is for their dentist to save the tooth. If you are feeling pain or discomfort in your tooth, call Raynald Michel DDS immediately to see if we can help minimize the pain and retain your tooth. If the infection is left untreated for too long, tooth extraction may be necessary.
Root Canals Are Safe and Effective
We believe that saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the best option for our patients. Root canal therapy can help protect teeth while eliminating the infection from spreading. Many root canal procedures have a high success rate and can last a lifetime.
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If you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain, contact our dental office immediately so Dr. Michel can help relieve your pain!